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Ye lo re le lo baabu pee lo naariyal paani

Posted on: July 17, 2013


I have mentioned it in the past that the best age of one’s life to enjoy watching movies is 8 to 12 years. The movies that one watches at this age tend to become the most memorable movies of one’s life.

It so happened that my best movie watching age coincided with the era of Rajesh Khanna. That was the good news. The bad news was that I did not have the good fortune of watching too many movies at that age. So the few movies that I got to watch became the most memorable movies for me.

The most memorable movie that I watched at that age group was undoubtedly “Apna Desh” (1972). It was the second Rajesh Khanna movie that I watched (the first being “Haathi Mere Saathi”). I watched Mumtaz for the first time in this movie and I was quite impressed with her.

I was barely aware of R D Burman till then. The fact that he sang as well became known to me when I heard the song “Duniyaa mein logon ko dhokhaa kabhi ho jaataa hai (Apna Desh) .

I had not heard the songs of this movie till then. This meant that the songs of this movie were not quite the same rage at that time that they would subsequently become.

There were six songs in the movie. Five songs from the movie have already been discussed.

The one song that has not been discussed till now is a song that I had not heard before. This song is fact was the first song of the movie and this song introduced Mumtaz to the audience. In this song, Mumtaz, lip syncing in Lata’s voice , is seen pushing a thhela and selling coconut water. She is selling them at one rupee per coconut. Today it sells for some ten rupees. So it means that the price of coconut water has risen by only ten times in forty years. Quite a reasonable rise in price, one should say. 🙂

The fact that Mumtaz is actually shown working for a living in this movie sets her apart from the achtypical lead actors of Hindi movies who are never shown doing anything for their living.

The song is sung superbly by Lata and listening to this song in the movie hall (it was called Ratan talkies,Ranchi- does it still exist ?) was a magical experience.

Surprisingly, I forgot this song from “Apna Desh” (1972) soon while most other songs from the movie got etched in the forefront of my memory. I was reminded of this song again when I received the lyrics of this song which were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala. I had planned to post this song some 600 songs ago, but somehow I forgot about posting this song at that time.

As it is, I was looking for a special song to discuss on this occasion, and this song is indeed a special song. It is a song that I gor reacquinted with after four decades. I cannot help thinking that most beggar songs quickly become popular, but a sales pitch song like this has been forgotten so promptly. Only “chanazor” selling sales pich songs appear to have some popularity in Hindi movies, it would seem to me.

This song is special because it is the 100th lyrics contribution by Avinash Scrapwala to the blog. Here is hoping that he will notch many more centuries with time, like several other cotributors.

Here is this lovely song from “Apna Desh” (1972), which is written by Anand Bakshi and composed by R D Burman.

With this song, “Apna Desh” (1972) joins the list of movies that have all their songs discussed in the blog.

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Song-Ye lo re le lo baabu pee lo naariyal paani (Apna Desh)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Ae baabu
le lo na naariyal

ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani
ye lo re lelo baabu
peelo naariyal paani
arre iss garmi mein aao
apni pyaas bujhaalo
ye lo re lelo baabu
peelo naariyal paani
ye lo re lelo baabu
peelo naariyal paani
iss garmi mein aao
apni pyaas bujhaalo
le lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani

ek rupaiyya daam hai
par kaam hazaaron ka
saikdon beemariyon ki ek ye dawaa
ek rupaiyya daam hai
par kaam hazaaron ka
saikdon beemariyon ki ek ye dawaa
zara ruk jaao
mere paas aao
ya mujhe apne paas bulaa lo
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani

bachchon boodhon naujawaanon ke
man ko bhaaye
ye garmi ko maare
man ko thhandak pahunchaaye
Bachchon boodhon naujawaanon ke
man ko bhaaye
ye garmi ko maare
man ko thhandak pahunchaaye
zara ruk jaao
mere paas aao
ya mujhe apne paas bulaa lo
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani

khaana peena mauj udaana
reet hai jeene ki
sab se achhi sabse sasti
cheez ye peene ki
khaana peena mauj udaana
reet hai jeene ki
sabse achhi sabse sasti
cheez ye peene ki
zara ruk jaao
mere paas aao
ya mujhe apne paas bulaa lo
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani
arre iss garmi mein aao
apni pyaas bujhaa lo
ye lo re lelo baabu
pee lo naariyal paani

21 Responses to "Ye lo re le lo baabu pee lo naariyal paani"

Avinash ji

Congratulations on Century.

Prakash

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Thanks a lot Prakashji !!

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Avinash,
Hope it will not be the maiden century. Many more. Congrats

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Thanks Sir !!
i shall definitely try to keep the ‘score board’ moving …

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Avinashji,
CONGRATULATIONS!!! After the first century experience, we can expect an accelerated second/double century. 🙂
Thanks for serving us some memorable gems and reminding those hits of 70s.
BTW, after reaching 100th song in lyrics category, I am dreaming of 100th song in post category (jo ek number dikhaayi deta hai, uske peechhe aap ko sirf do shunya lagaana hai 🙂 )

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Khyati ji , thanks !!
already have shared some posts to Atul ji, and hope that they shall start coming soon ..

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This song reminds us another song by Mumtaz from Dushman “Dekho dekho dekho….paisa phenko tamasha dekho”. (song is waiting for it’s place on the blog) Another song where a lady is shown working for living is by Jaya Bhaduri from Zanjeer “Chakkoo chhuriyaan tez kara lo…..” In Sunayana, Rameshwari is shown as a phool bechnewaali, but don’t remember if any song is picturized on her performing this act.

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Avinash ji,
Congratulations on your Century.

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Avinashji, congrats on notching up a 100. 🙂

Atul, a coconut costs Rs10 where you live. That’s cheap, I’d say! Last Diwali, I was in Chennai and a roadside third-rate coconut cost Rs25! The guy was looting me. I think in Bangalore, it’s about Rs 15 now, not sure.

Am surprised you hadn’t heard this song before. It was quite a popular song at the time. Of course the other songs of the movie were more popular.

This song reminded Khyatiji of “dekho dekho dekho”. It reminds me too of that song. But it also reminds me of “ber liyo, ber liyo”. 🙂

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Atul ji

“Ber liyo” lyrics are with you from Paisa ya pyaar, another sales pitch song from Agreement by Lata:Suno suno baat pate ki: is also with you.This is for your information

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Raja ji – thanks a lot !
at our place the ‘coconut’ costs between 12-15 rupees now. its price has been doubled from what it was in 2004 when i landed here.

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Thanks Atul ji for this beautiful post !!
Your theory of 8-12 yrs age has come at the right time when i am already preparing a post on why some songs become part of our life and grow with us, some become part of our permanent memory and live with us, some intervene in between, and some strike and trigger up at special times,
Thanks again !!

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(and cutting short the thanks giving speech(?), i have this thanks giving ‘poem’ dedicated to – Atul ji, to our beloved blog ‘atulsong-a-day’, to all ‘team Atul members’ – dedicated to all my seniors , fellow members, well wishers and those who have been motivating with their appreciation and guiding me with their comments/feedback)

फिर जिंदगी को सुरीला बना दिया…

आपने पनाह देकर
अपनी सोहबत में कर लिया
जिंदगी को मेरी और
बड़ा कर दिया

सोयीं हुयी यादों को
फिर से जगा दिया
खोये हुए बचपन को
फिर से हँसा दिया

कितने लम्हे जी लिए मैंने,
जिंदगी के गीत में –
जो तुमने सरगम को
मिला दिया,
कई अरमान थिरक उठे
साँसों मेरी जो आपने
संगीत को घोल दिया,

गम और खुशी के सब फ़साने
लगे गुनगुनाने,
ऐ दोस्त,
जिंदादिली को मेरी फिर से
ज़िंदा कर दिया,

बन गए तुम जो
मेरे रहनुमा,
मेरे हमसफ़र,
मेरे राजदार,
बहारों कि तो मैं क्या कहूँ
खिजाओं को भी आपने
हसीन बना दिया ..

कर रहा था ‘हिसाब’ मैं, कि,
बीत रही बेला ‘मध्यांतर’ कि भी
और ‘हासिल’ ऐ दिल तुमने क्या किया,
लेकिन छोड़ दिया अब ये ख़याल मैंने,
जिंदगी में ‘तरानों’ का ‘तूफ़ान’ भर लिया,
आज से फिर एक नया ‘आगाज़’ कर दिया !!

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Waah, Waah, Waah,

Avinash ji,

What a wonderful set of verses, what beautiful words, what lovely thoughts.

‘आज से फिर एक नया आग़ाज़ कर दिया’

So rightly said – every milestone is simply just the begining of the next part of the journey – एक नया आग़ाज़.

Back in the 80s, there once was a test cricket team of India, in which, if I remember correctly, the players at number 8 or even number 9 all had test centuries in their records. For we had players like Yashpal Sharma, Kirmani, Madan Lal, Karsan Ghavri etc. who would be playing lower order batsmen after the likes of Gavaskar, Vishwanath, Mohinder Amarnath and Kapil Dev had played their turns.

The Song-a-Day bandwagon is turning into one such cricket team, where almost all contributors are notching up centuries.

Welcome, Avinash ji, to the centurion grandstand. 🙂

Congratulations, and best wishes
for many more such milestones.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sir, Thanks for your words of appreciation !
These are all blessings for me. And with this I continue to move further and shall to try to give my best.
And as rightly put up by you the 80’s team members, they are my idols, specially Kapil, Mohinder and Madanlal..
Thanks once again!!

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Fantastic effort, Avinash. 100th song in double quick time. Bravo!

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Atif ji thanks for your kind words !!
I shall keep trying further to give my best.

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Congratulations Avinash sir…

This is my first visit to this site, but I’m awe struck! This is just amazing! You guys are doing great work with amazing passion.

And special thanks to Atulji for this wonderful platform…

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Congratulations Avinash Ji (though it is pretty late). Looking forward to the next century from you :).

Also, it is a Yippeeee!! moment. Apna Desh (1972) joins the ranks of movies where all songs from the movie have been discussed on this blog. Thank you Atul Ji & Avinash Ji!

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Thanks Pradeep ji …!!!
And, yes, i shall try to keep the score board moving

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